clivia / clivia
Homeland - South Africa.
General description : Clivia is a very popular decorative flowering plant, quite unpretentious and very beautiful. In early spring, she throws out the inflorescence of bell-shaped flowers on a long peduncle. Different colors - red, cream, orange, yellow. This is a single plant, Clivia will need quite a lot of room. Does not like permutations and transfers. Can live up to 40 years.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Clivia:
Illumination : Light-loving, in a warm time of the year they prefer diffused light.
Irrigation mode : Abundant during growth, winter outlandish, especially if the plant is kept cool.
Humidity : Requires regular spraying and wiping the leaves with a damp soft cloth.
In the summer it is better to place in a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony), in a room protected from the wind and from direct sunlight.
Temperature : Moderate in the warm season. In winter, optimally 10-15 ° C.
Soil : Recommended soil mash: 2 elements of sod land, 1 share leaf, 1 part peat, 1 share humus and 1 share sand.
During the period of growth it needs fertilizing once a week with fertilizers for flowering plants.
Breeding : Crushing during transplantation. Similar sown fresh seeds.
Transplantation : Transplanted in the spring, at what time the pot is made close (the roots begin to grow through the drainage holes).
Transplant is bad.
Pests : Most often affected by powdery worms (covered with snow-white cotton-like fluff) and scutes (brown plaques appear on the leaves and stems, leaving sticky secretions).
The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).
Clivia - Clivia